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by Albert Benzler
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2014: Albert Benzler was probably the most active xylophonist between 1902-1912. On this recording of November 1904, now exactly 110 years ago, he plays a medley of the following songs: Come take a Trip in my Airship Please come and play in my Yard Let's all go up to Maud's I've got my Fingers crossed, you can't touch me
Topics: cylinder record, edison, phonograph, xylophone, wax cylinder, airship, medley, solo
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by Columbia Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2008: A lively played band number of the famous song Dixie, played by the Columbia Orchestra ca. 1908.
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Topics: cylinder record, dixie, band, ragtime, orchestra, indestructible
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by Manhansett Quartette
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2006: According to old catalogs, this brown wax cylinder was recorded by the United States Phonograph Company, dates from circa 1895 and runs at 125 revolutions per minute. The announcement says: "Selection entitled, 'The Old Folks at Home', as sung by the Manhansett Quartette" The Manhansett Quartette was lead by the popular brown wax artist George J. Gaskin who also made the announcement for this recording. Immediately...
Topics: traditional, swanee river, quartette, brown wax, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Franz Porten
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2014: Verlorenes Glück (Lost Luck) sung by Franz Porten on a brown wax cylinder for the Columbia Phonograph Co. of Berlin & New York, ca. 1901. This brown wax cylinder record was destroyed by a crack, caused by improper packing by the seller. Before returning it, I was able to preserve it digitally and manually reduce the clicks caused by the crack. (Original French poem by "Tu ne m'aimais pas" by Léon Laroche) So oft der...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, columbia, phonograph, porten, poem, laroche
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
by Thomas Alva Edison
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2009: Through the few recordings that Thomas Alva Edison had made in his lifetime, only one recording made it into the record catalog. This recording, a speech given to the American people after World War 1 had just ended, is today the most well-known recording of Mr. Edison's voice among collectors. Although issued on a 4-minute Blue Amberol cylinder, the speech does only last for 1:47 Minutes. A different take of his speech was...
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Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, let us not forget, speech, spoken word, ww1, world war, great...
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by Otto von Bismarck
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for February 2012: This cylinder was found in a collection at the Edison National Historical Park, NJ. Its historically significant contant was first discovered by Stephan Puille. Although it was known to have been made, for more than a century, this recordings was believed to be lost. It was recorded by Theo Wangemann in Friedrichsruh, Germany on Oct 7, 1889. Filtered and pitched by Norman Bruderhofer To read the full story (in German):...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, bismarck, wangemann
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by Steidl-Quartet
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2013: This rather unusual quartet selection was recorded at the Edison studio in Berlin, Germany in 1907. This transfer is dedicated to the memory of my cat Victor (2011-2013).
Topics: cylinder record, quartet, german, cat, katze, unusual
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by United States Marine Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2015: The US Marine Band was highly active making recordings on the 1890's. This version of the French national anthem  La Marseillaise was recorded in 1897 for Columbia. This particular vintage appears to often suffer from low volume, possibly caused by a softer wax composition that was used for a short time. Nevertheless, the band comes still out at a very enjoyable level.
Topics: cylinder record, France, marseillaise, us marine band, orchestra, phonograph, anthem
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by Will F. Denny
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2017: One of the most popular comic songs of the outgoing 19th century, performed by Will F. Denny, taken from a Columbia brown wax cylinder, enjoy!
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, comic, denny, iceman, chilly, phonograph, edison
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by Gilmore's Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2017: A cakewalk dance, performed by Gilmore's Band, one of Columbia's most active bands at that time. This particular brown wax cylinder was recorded ca. 1898-99 and was apparently duplicated by a pantograph, which can be clearly heard by the reduced dynamics.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax
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by Unknown Band with Xylophone Solo
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2014: Aside from the Lambert Company, the Britain based Indestructible Phonograph Co. was one of the early adopters of using celluloid for manufacturing cylinders. This ca. 1904 recording has a quite strong volume. Too bad, that names of the recorded performers are given rarely.
Topics: cylinder record, xylophone, band, british, english, england, indestructible, cylinder, instrumental
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by Unknown Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for February 2014: This band recording was sold on the more uncommon celluloid cylinder type by the German branch of Lambert Records. The overall bass quality is quite unusually high and rich. Enjoy!
Topics: cylinder record, german, march, marsch, brass band, instrumental, lambert, celluloid, phonograph
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by W.O. Beckenbaugh
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for December 2013: This cylinder was recorded by the Columbia Phonograph Company in 1896 and is a rather awkward Christmas selection. It probably is the most commercial one of its time, recorded by auctioneer W. O. Beckenbaugh, who is holding an imaginative auction of toys and other things on Christmas eve. In a social perspective this could be a pre-echo of the American Black Friday sales and the correlation between business and Christian...
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Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, columbia, 1896, talking, phongoraph, graphophone, auction, auctioneer
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by August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer
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An interesting street piano arrangement done by August Molinari. Record announcement by Ed Meeker and Billy Murray (speaking with accent) and Len Spencer doing the street scene. From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9615, recorded in April of 1907.
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Topics: cylinder record, street piano, piano, August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by 71st Regiment Band
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An early 1899 Edison brown wax recording of the early march, composed by the Austrian Josef Wagner. The original title in German is "Unter dem Doppeladler". Edison Record #19, recorded at 135 rpm.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, march, josef wagner, doppeladler
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by Agnes Hermann
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2014: Taken in 1907, this is the second and last of the only two recordings, Agnes Hermann did record for Edison. This widely known traditional is based on the peom by Heinrich Heine with music by  Friedrich Silcher. To learn more about this song . (Wikipedia) Her first recording, Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat , was the title of the month for May 2014.
Topics: cylinder record, classical, opera, soprano, german
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by Hoch- und Deutschmeister-Regiment, Wien
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2012: Due to crazy import duties for phonograph cylinders imposed in Austria, only a small number of cylinders were generally available. This legislative was intended to privilege national manufacturers of records. The actual result was, that other makers would make unauthorized copies of larger brands such as Edison an sell these to the Austrian market at higher prices than original Edison cylinders would have cost without the imposed...
Topics: cylinder record, marsch, march, instrumental, austria, austrian, wien, vienna
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
by James I. Lent
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2010: The Ragtime Drummer is one of the more unusual performances, done by James Lent who was a professional military drummer. Released on an indestructible cylinder record from ca. 1908. From the collection of Matthias Menz.
Topics: cylinder record, indestructible, celluloid, columbia, ragtime, percussion, drums
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
by Elektra-Symphonie-Orchester
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for December 2007: The most famous Christmas carol (Silent Night), on a German cylinder record from circa 1906. A real nice version!
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Topics: cylinder record, instrumental, german, christmas, xmas, carol, silent night
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by Elysian Singers
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A sentimental selection from a British wax cylinder. Edison-Bell #10225, recorded in April 1907.
Topics: cylinder record, sentimental, british, ernest pike
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by Edison Symphony Orchestra
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An early Edison cylinder (#535) from approx. 1897-98. 'The Forge in the Forest' was composed by Theodor Michaelis under the German name 'Die Schmiede im Walde'. The recording set up for this one was definitely not the best as the triangle drowns out a lot of the other instruments.
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Topics: brown wax, band, theodor michaelis, schmiede im walde, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Edison Symphony Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for May 2013: This well known American Civil War song, composed in 1865 was recorded on an Edison Brown Wax cylinder ca. 1900/01.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, civil war, 1865, march, war song
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by Proto-Orchester
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2020: The operetta "Filmzauber" (movie magic) had its premiere in Berlin on 19 October 1912. Composed by Walter Kollo, the piece was a complete success after which the theatre took him under contract. This particular song was the most popular one and remained a well-known success for decades to come. Collection at https://www.archive.org/details/cylindertransfer
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, filmzauber, walter kollo, walze, walter kollo, phonograph, soprano,...
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by Hugo Gottschall
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2010: Bicycle-Couplet, a German comic song by Hugo Gottschall, recorded in February 1902. This particular recording does not only represent the earlier German series of the Edison 2-minute cylinders, it was also recorded in the New York City studios. An additional proof beside the references are the lyrics of this song. The distinctive use of English terms along with an all-German song is anything but common. One can clearly hear that...
Topics: cylinder record, couplet, comic, bicycle, fahrrad, german
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by William Tuson
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2013: The clarinet player William Tuson had a great recording career during the brown wax era, starting as early as 1890. This particular recording dates from 1897 and is, unfortunately unlike most of these early records, in pristine condition. It was recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company with their recently opened office in New York when they had moved from Washington, DC.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, clarinet, clarionet, tuson
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by Theodor Bertram
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A more rarer operatic selection by Theodor Bertram, recorded in 1907 in Berlin, Germany on Edison Goldguss Record #15932. The announcement was done by Carl Nebe who did most of the German announcements of that era. His wrong pronunciation of Edison's name (EH-DEE-SON) is very distinctive. Due to severe wear the sound quality is somewhat limited but still good enough to be pleased by this interesting selection.
Topics: german, opera, classical
Source: Collection of Stephan Puille
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by Franziska Krug-Elfgen
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2018: Serious classical music was not much represented by Edison. Among the few recordings, the soprano Franziska Krug-Elfgen (1865-1923) was one of the most beautiful voices.
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, opera, classical, soprano, german
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by Bernice de Pasquali
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2016: A more unusual opera selection from an Edison 2-Minute Gold Moulded Cylinder, record in 1905 by soprano Bernice de Pasquali. Born as Bernice James, she had relative short recording career for different brands. This particular recording from the famous Faust by Charles Gounod was recorded in London and remained the only Edison recording she ever made. To learn more about her, please visit the site of Forgotten Opera Singers
Topics: cylinder record, aria, faust, gounod, edison, phonograph, classical, opera, faust, gounod, edison,...
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by Nap de la Mar
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A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director. To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the...
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Topics: cylinder record, dutch, nederlands, cabaret
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by Louis Dupouy
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2015: The terrific French baritone Louis Dupouy performs the well known aria by Rubinstein. This 4-minute Blue Amberol cylinder was first issued as a 4-minute wax Amberol, then, shorty afterwards, re-issued on celluloid Blue Amberol.
Topics: cylinder record, opera, french, france, rubinstein, blue amberol
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by Emilia Sánchez & Matilde Herrera
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for May 2010: A quite hard to find Edison Blue Amberol cylinder record of the Mexican series. The particular song, a Spanish Bolero, was composed by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri 1854 in Madrid. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : Francisco Asenjo Barbieri (3 August 1823 – 17[1] or 19 February 1894) was a well-known composer of the popular Spanish opera form, zarzuela. His works include: El barberillo de Lavapiés, Jugar con fuego, Pan y toros,...
Topics: cylinder record, Bolero, Mexican, Spanish, Spain, Duet, Operetta, Latin
Source: From the collection of Charley Hummel
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by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for May 2012: An early performance of John Philip Sousa's popular Liberty Bell March, on a brown wax cylinder from ca. 1895-96 made by the New England Phonograph Co. Baldwin's Band did record a great number of Sousa marches as well as other selections. Their records were also sold by the United States Phonograph Co. The announcement says: "March, The Liberty Bell, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston", although the announcement is...
Topics: cylinder recrord, brown wax, band, early, sousa, march, new england
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by Arvid Asplund
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2009: Arvid Asplund, a baritone sings a Swedish traditional, recorded ca. 1906.
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Topics: cylinder record, baritone, svenska, swedish, ljög
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by Goerge J. Gaskin
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2015: George Jefferson Gaskin was one of the artist pioneers who started right away with the dawn of commercial recordings. His bright tenor voice seem to have corresponded well with the early technical equipment and usually came out quite clear. This particular brown wax cylinder by an unknown manufacturer, possibly United States Phonograph Co., is a good example of what one could expect with his recording performances. The sound...
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, brown wax, gaskin, vocal, early, 1890s, 1896
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by John J. Fisher
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2014: John J. Fisher [ca. 1866-1923] was a recording artist who started in the late 1890s and became a well issued artist after 1900 on Columbia cylinders. This Edison brown wax cylinder dates from March 1899, at a time when he just started one or two years ago. The overall sound quality is very clear and embodies all the typical sonic characteristics of a pantographic (mechanically done) copy.
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Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, australian, fisher, edison, pantographic
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2018: Marie Götze (1865-1922) made a fine series of opera recordings on Edison. This popular aria shows her vocal abilities in soft-tone singing very effectively.
Topics: cylinder record, edison, opera, german, samson and dalila, saint-saens
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by Steve Porter
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for August 2013: At the turn of the 20th century, this song was quite popular in the States and is here performed by pioneer recording artist Steve Porter who just started his recording career and later was a member of the American Quartet. This recording was made ca. 1898 on a Columbia brown wax cylinder #4570. From the collection of Matthias Menz.
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by Charles P. Lowe
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2013: This Columbia 2-minute wax cylinder features active Xylophonist Charles P. Lowe who recorded many numbers especially for Edison as well as discs for Emile Berliner. It features a medley of well-known American songs as followed: American Patrol Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean Bugle Call Marching through Georgia Dixie Yankee Doodle American Patrol
Topics: cylinder record, xylophone, columbia, 2-minute, instrumental, american, patriotic, civil war
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by Charles D'Almaine
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The Cylinder Archive [<a href="http://www.cylinder.de" rel="nofollow">www.cylinder.de</a>] release for July 2015:<div><br /></div><div>Charles D'Almaine's violin recordings have been a corner stone of the cylinder portfolio of several companies. One can clearly hear the distinctive deep voice of the stroh violine that was used to boost recording volume.</div>
Topics: cylinder record, indestructible, violin, solo, geige, d'almaine, d'almaine, phonograph, reel, irish
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by Marian Alma
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2018: Marian Alma recorded a good number of cylinders for Edison under the pseudonym Hans Hoffmann. This particular recording was made in fall of 1901 and features the famous song from Carl Maria von Weber's opera Der Freischütz . Having learned the German language in his twenties, not earlier, his pronunciation is really excellent. Thus, his Edison recordings are usually self-announced. from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Alma...
Topics: cylinder record, marian alma, freischütz, german, phonograph, edison, opera, freeshooter,...
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by Cécile Merguillier
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2013: The French Comic Opera supplied a great repertoire for the classical Edison recordings. This one pre-dates the Grand Opera Series from 1906, was recorded in 1904 and released as an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder. Altough some quite audible surface noise, the recording remains overall crisp and clear. The cylinder is self-announced by Cécile Merguillier herself.
Topic: cylinder record
Source: Collection of Stephan Puille
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by Else Wichgraf
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2012: Else Wichgraf sings Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland (Once I had a beautiful fatherland), recorded for Edison on a 2-minute black wax cylinder from 1910. Her voice is certainly one of the outstanding artists amongst the German Edison repartoire. From the collection of Raoul Konezni.
Topics: cylinder record, classical, soprano, german, opera, edison, phonograph
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by Oberbayerische Bauernkapelle
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2014: This Edison Blue Amberol is one of the later German series and was recorded August of 1917. Given that, we can be sure this cylinder never reached the market in Germany at all as the United States had entered World War in April of that same year. The original recording was made on an Edison Diamond Disc and acoustically dubbed to a cylinder master, which was done surprisingly well. At the very beginning one can hear a soft thunk...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, german, band, instrumental, blue amberol, 1917
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by Dan W. Quinn
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2012: An early comic song by the highly active recording artist Dan W. Quinn, recorded on a brown wax cylinder record ca. 1898 for Columbia Phonograph Company.
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Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, comic, song, quinn, turn of the century, phongoraph, columbia, edison
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by Gustav Schönwald
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These two cylinder records were issued in 1906 by Electra to feature the incident of the imposter Wilhelm Voigt who masqueraded as a Prussian military officer in 1906 and became famous as The Captain of Köpenick (Cöpenick spelled then). To learn more, read the Wikipedia article.
Topics: cylinder record, hauptmann, köpenick, koepenick, cöpenick, coepenick, gustav schönwald,...
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by James C. MacAuliffe
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2015: James C. MacAuliffe was the only uillean bagpipes performer to make recordings for Edison on cylinder record. This particular recording was his last one, concluding a series of 19 Edison 2-minute cylinders.
Topics: cylinder record, edison, phonograph, black wax, 2-minute, bagpipe, uillean, jig
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by Oreste Mielino
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2009: Oreste Mieli (Mielino) performs an opera selection from Norma. This recording was made in 1901 where the Edison Phonograph Co. had made a series done in Milan, Italy. The cylinder itself, however this cylinder was not issued prior to 1904. An unusual aspect is the missing Edison name in the announcement.
Topics: cylinder record, black wax, opera, tenor, italian, milan, milano, italia, classical
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by Gustave Berl Resky
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Edison Grand Opera B.35 wax cylinder A 2-minute Edison Grand Opera opera selection, sung by Gustave Berl Resky, recorded in late 1905 and released in 1906. Gladly, the cylinder is in a very nice condition.
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Topics: cylinder record, grand opera, edison
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by Arthur Leonard
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A sentimental song from approx. 1903, taken from the British Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #5911 at 144rpm. Music and words by E. W. Rogers Edison relaesed this Song under the name: "Skylark! skylark!, or: The boy's message"
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Topics: cylinder record, lambert, british
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by Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2014: A lively performed band arrangment by the Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra, playing a lancer, an old style of dance, with lots of sound effects and intermission. A fully playable reproduction of this brown wax cylinder, made from durable plastic in the same color, can be obtained at Vulcan Records .
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, 1890s, edison, lancier, phonograph
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by Ada Jones
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A comic song by the popular soprano Ada Jones on a Columbia Indestructible (#1004) cylinder from ca. 1906. "Wasn't you the 'fella' with the open umbrella that I met one rainy day upon the avenue?"
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by Columbia Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for December 2016: This is one of the more uncommon Christmas selections - an advertising song for the Salvation Army, recorded ca. 1900 for the Columbia Phonograph Company on a brown wax cylinder.
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, brown wax, goodwill, salvation army, heilsarmee, christmas,...
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by Arthur Collins
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for August 2011: A comic song by Arthur Collins, one of the most busy recording artists of his time. Enjoy this nice tune with a real special wording. Can you sing it along?
Topics: cylinder record, comic, collins, song, vocal
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by Byron G. Harlan
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Along with Arthur Collins, Byron G. Harlan was also very active with recording duets for all major cylinder record companies. Here he is singing a solo number of the typical style of that time period on an Columbia/Albany instructible (#891) cylinder record from ca. 1909. Supplied by The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ], digitally preserved by the use of the Passive High-Rise playback system.
Topics: cylinder record, indestructible, celluloid, albany, columbia, harlan, solo, love song, spring,...
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by B. A. Rolfe and his Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2008: A beautiful fox trot arrangement of "Roses remind me of you", performed with an unusual whistling trumpet solo by B. A. Rolfe himself.
Topics: cylinder record, jazz, fox trot, cornet solo, vocal refrain, 20's, 1920's, 20s, 1920s
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by Frank S. Mazziotta
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for for December 2015: This more unknown Christmas season selection called "Sleighride" is performed by Frank S. Mazziotta, who was an active piccolo solo artist. He made several recordings for Edison as well as others such as Victor, but appears to vanish after 1904. His recordings are not as widely known as those of George Schweinfest, who was also a pioneer recording artist the 1890s. This particular recording appears to be from...
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, brown wax, piccolo, christmas, xmas, winter
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by Dan W. Quinn
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2015: Dan W. Quinn, the other prolific recording vocal artist of the 1890's, sings a song, recorded for Edison's National Phonograph Co. in March 1899, now 116 years ago.
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by Billy Murray
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Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
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Topics: cylinder record, comic, early comedy
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by (Unknown Orchestra)
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Here we have a moulded black wax cylinder made by one of the smaller labels that existed in Germany at the turn of the century. Schellhorn Platina-Guss Record #139, probably ca. 1903-1906 Schellhorn cylinders always tend to have a kind of a 'brittle' background noise. Koenigs Grenadiere Marsch (= King's Infantrymen March)
Topics: german, march, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Military Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for August 2012: This lively barn dance band performance has some clear ragtime influence. The record is also a good example of the clarity of 1908 cylinder record, which no disc of the same vintage was able to provide.
Topics: cylinder record, barn dance, orchestra, indestructible record, phonograph, albany, columbia, edison
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by Harry Champion
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2015: A perfect example for the British music hall selections, that were widely popular. This particular cylinder was issued by the Edison-Bell Phonograph Co., which was the most important brand for phonograph cylinders in England at that time. Music and words by Robert Weston and Fred Barnes.
Topics: cylinder record, british, english, england, music hall, comic
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by Agnes Hermann
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for May 2014: This old classical tradition, composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) in with lyrics by Ernst von Feuchtersleben (1806-1849) is one the only two cylinders that the profound soprano Agnes Hermann recorded for Edison in 1906. Her recordings are today regarded of high musical value.
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Topics: cylinder record, classical, opera, soprano, german
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by Gina Ardito & Eugenio Torre
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2016: Amongst the vast majority of Edison cylinder records, there was a small number of ethnic selections also available. A limited number of Neapolitan selections was also included in the Edison catalog, such as this recording from 1909, originally released as a 4-minute wax Amberol cylinder and later re-issued as a celluloid Blue Amberol.
Topics: cylinder record, edison, italian, neapolitan, amberol, phonograph
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by Unknown Performer
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2012: An unknown performer gives a ragtime concertina solo with piano accompaniment in the background. This celluloid 2-minute cylinder was made by the International Phonograph Company in England and was one of the first Edison compatible non-Lambert celluloid cylinders to hit the market. They were all black and would usually have a white plaster core and two brass metal rings inside on each end. Few of them would not have plaster of...
Topics: cylinder record, concertina, ragtime, solo, british, english, england, indestructible, cylinder
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by Gilmore's Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2011: The popular ragtime march performed by Gilmore's Band, recorded on a brown wax cylinder in 1898.
Topics: cylinder record, march, ragtime, band, columbia, brown wax
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by Columbia Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2017: A nice period ragtime piece from ca. 1900, recorded on a Colubmia brown wax cylinder. The announcement "New York & London" would refer to the latest branch office opened in 1900. The announcement, however, would only be used until 1902 and therefore gives a pretty narrow dating hint.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, ragtime, orchestra, columbia, instrumental, orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for February 2015: Will F. Denny sings " The tick-tock tocking of the clocking on her stocking", one of a great number of comic songs he recorded for various companies, such as Edison, Columbia and Berliner. Indicated by its announcement, this brown wax cylinder was recorded for the Edison Phonograph Company in November 1900.
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, denny, comic, brown wax, early
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by Edison Quartette
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2012: The Edison Quartette does a beautiful number of 'Sunshine will come again', with a very harmonic waltz-end. This particular cylinder is a re-recorded issue of the first take originally made in 1899, dating from approx. 1901 and pitched at 144rpm. These were the very last cylinder records to be sold by the Edison Phonograph Co. made from the softer brown wax. The sound quality of this record clearly indicates it as a...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, quartet, quartette, phonograph
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by Franz Porten
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2014: Recorded in late 1901, Porten was a highly active recording artist at the turn of the century. This rather unusual selection of Mozart's Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) is one of the most interesting cylinders he recorded.
Topics: cylinder record, german, mozart, opera, vogelfänger, porten, edison, gold moulded, goldguss,...
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by Prof. D. Wormser
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2011: A more unusual instrumental solo on a zither, performed by Prof. D. Wormser on an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder, recorded in September 1902. Heimweh (homesickness) was composed by Albert Jungmann. Wormser did record a small series for Edison and started in the brown wax era of the late 1890's.
Topics: cylinder record, solo, zither, strings, instrumental
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Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #10251, recorded in July of 1909.
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by Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2008: Down at the Huskin' Bee, a ragtime-influenced duet by Collins & Harlan, recorded 99 years in July of 1909 an released on Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #10234. This is a modified version of S. R. Henry's Barn Dance with additional text added.
Topics: cylinder record, wax cylinder, gold moulded, duet, ragtime, collins, harlan
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by Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2010: A Scene in a Country Blacksmith Shop, a sketch rendition by Harlan and Stanley, announcement by Frank Stanley. Recorded in August 1903.
Topics: cylinder record, country, scene, sketch, comic, rural, rube
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by Edison Concert Band
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A snappy ragtime number from Edison Gold Moulded #9617, recorded in April 1907.
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, dixie, band
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by London Concert Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2013: The London Concert Orchestra plays "Sylvan Glen", from a black Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder, produced on the behalf of Lambert Records, ca. 1903.
Topics: cylinder record, british, english, edison-bell, band
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]